Archive: 31/08/2010

Tracking marine animal travel

Scientists are gaining a deeper understanding of marine mammal travel patterns using a large-scale tracking network. A new PLoS collection, created in conjunction with the Pacific Ocean Shelf Tracking (POST) Program and the ...

dateAug 31, 2010 in Other
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Starvation keeps sleep-deprived fly brain sharp

As anyone who has ever struggled to keep his or her eyes open after a big meal knows, eating can induce sleepiness. New research in fruit flies suggests that, conversely, being hungry may provide a way to stay awake without ...

dateAug 31, 2010 in Neuroscience
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Link between cellular glue and cancer growth

Scientists have discovered that a protein that helps make cells sticks together also keeps them from dividing excessively, a hallmark of cancer progression. The discovery could lead to new ways to control cancer.

dateAug 31, 2010 in Cancer
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Thinnest eggs belonged to largest Moas

( -- In a detailed online study published by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences on August 30th, scientists investigate questions surrounding New Zealand's moa eggs and the results are mystifying.

dateAug 31, 2010 in Plants & Animals weblog
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